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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

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David Frum on Donald Trump’s Policies, Obamacare, and American Nostalgia

David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic and chairman of Policy Exchange, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Trump’s appeal to evangelicals, the rise of American nostalgia, the presidential candidates’ foreign policies, Margaret Thatcher and more. Frum said his politics and policy ideas that have always been a little lifeless, are now being advocated…

A Debate on Article V and the Call for a Convention of the States

The founders predicted that there would be a day when the federal government abuses its authority. Mike Farris, co-founder of the Convention of the States Project, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to explain how the founders knew we would need structural changes to reign in that abuse of power when that day comes. Also joining the…

Remembering Justice Scalia with Randy Barnett

Justice Antonin Scalia fundamentally influenced the Supreme Court and changed the behavior of critics who disagreed with him. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour today to remember the late Justice and to speculate on the future of the court is Randy Barnett, lawyer and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Barnett said Scalia, who died on…

A Debate on Women in Combat, Selective Service, and Military Reform

Today on the Federalist Radio Hour, two veterans joined the conversation on the recent debate on women in combat and women in military selective service. Amber Smith, former Army Kiowa warrior helicopter pilot, and Mike Donnelly, a combat veteran of the first Persian Gulf War. Top generals in the military have told Congress that women should…

Does the Constitution Encourage the Election of Demagogues?

Dr. Andrew Sabl recently wrote about the ways the constitution now encourages demagogues to be elected. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss populism, David Hume and why hypocrisy is a good thing. Sabl is a visiting professor of ethics, politics & economics and political science at Yale University. Sabl said the founders created…

David Azerrad Defines Labels: Socialist, Liberal, Inequality

A rising number of young Americans have labeled themselves as socialists as the term has peaked in popularity with the rise of Bernie Sanders. David Azerrad joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss the meaning and implications behind these labels and other words like “inequality,” “liberal,” and “progressive.” Azerrad is the director of the…

Politics and Porn Stars at the Adult Video Awards with Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Staff Editor at Reason magazine, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, spent four days at this year’s ANV Awards in Las Vegas. Brown joined The Federalist Radio Hour to report her experiences at the premiere adult video awards and what the adult entertainment industry thinks of the presidential candidates. Brown had conversations with porn stars and others in…

Trump Voters, American Institutions, and Nostalgic Politics with Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard. Levin joined the Federalist Radio Hour, where he discuss his observations on political…

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How Congress Gives Power to Obama and Bureaucrats with John Yoo

The Obama administration is going to leave behind a legacy of the abuses of executive power and the expansion of the administrative state. John Yoo is is a law professor at UC Berkeley and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He served in the Justice Department from 2001 to 2003 and is the…

Chris Stirewalt on New Hampshire Winners and Losers

After the results of the New Hampshire primary, the anti-Trump forces are in disarray. Fox News Digital Politics Editor, Chris Stirewalt, joined to Federalist Radio Hour to discuss where the candidates go from here and why New Hampshire may or may not matter. Ben Domenech said that while Donald Trump is the frontrunner for the…